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Computer virus hits US drone station


October 8th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 8 (IANS) A stubborn computer virus has reportedly hit the US Nevada control station that remotely pilot US military drone aircraft on missions in Afghanistan and other ... Read more...

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US “Bollywood” musician charged in plot to bomb Pentagon


September 29th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) A 26-year-old musician, who played in a Massachusetts band under the name "Bollywood" has been charged with plotting to attack the Pentagon and US Capitol with ... Read more...

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US rejects Pak demand for supply of ‘armed longer surveillance range’ drones


January 7th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7(ANI): Pakistan-US talks for a surveillance drone aircraft deal seem to be heading nowhere, with Islamabad privately voicing concern about what it says are exorbitant prices and a snail-pace delivery ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s Al Asiri said to be Yemen parcel bombmaker


October 31st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 31 (ANI): Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri, a Yemen-based al-Qaeda terrorist, is being touted as the man who prepared the two parcel bombs that were discovered onboard two US-bound jets in ... Read more...

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Plot to attack European cities by Pakistani militants foiled


September 29th, 2010 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A major terror plot by Pakistan-based militants to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Britain and other European countries has been thwarted by intelligence agencies, a media report said.Pakistan-based ... Read more...

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US has 3000-strong crack squad in Afghanistan to wage its secret war in Pakistan


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): An Afghan paramilitary force with a strength of 3000 well-armed troops, collectively known as Counterterrorism Pursuit Teams, has been trained and deployed in Afghanistan not only for ... Read more...

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At least 28 people killed in three drone strikes in Waziristan


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore: At least 28 people were killed when three US-led drone attacks struck in remote areas of South and North Waziristan in Pakistan.According to sources, the first attack took place in Miranshah, ... Read more...

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Two US drone strikes kill 19 in Pakistan


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 22 (DPA) At least 19 alleged militants were killed Tuesday in two missile attacks carried out by suspected unmanned US aircraft in Pakistan's north-western tribal area, security officials said. The ... Read more...

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Drones in Afghanistan suffer frequent system failures: Pentagon report


July 7th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), July 7 (ANI): The U.S. military often portrays its drone aircraft as high-tech marvels that can be operated seamlessly from thousands of miles away, but Pentagon accident reports reveal ... Read more...

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15 killed in drone strike in Pakistan (Lead)


June 11th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) The toll in the US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area has risen to 15 while 10 were wounded in the incident Friday, media reports ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills 3 in northwestern Pakistan


June 11th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (DPA) A suspected US drone aircraft Thursday fired two missiles into Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border, killing three people, security officials said. The attack took place near ... Read more...

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Taliban blow up two ‘US spies’ publicly


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Miranshah (Pakistan), May 22 (ANI): Taliban militants strapped bombs to two men they accused of spying for the United States, blowing them up at a public execution, security officials said Friday.According ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills six in Pakistan


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Peshawar, May 22 (DPA) Unmanned drone aircraft operated by the US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) fired missiles into a target in Pakistan's lawless tribal region, killing six militants, security officials said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Pak armed forces exhibit capability in targeting drones


April 19th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Bahawalpur (Pakistan), Apr 19(ANI): The Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have effectively targeted a drone aircraft, displaying their capability as part of the Azm-e-Nau III military exercise that is ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks n-deal, US help in reviving talks with India


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of its first strategic dialogue with the US, Pakistan has sought expanded military aid, an India type civil nuclear deal and a direct US role in ... Read more...

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Suspected US drone strikes kill eight in Pakistan


March 22nd, 2010 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (DPA) At least eight people were killed and four injured in two suspected US drone strikes in Pakistan's northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan Sunday, security officials said. An ... Read more...

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Three killed in US drone attack in Pakistan


February 15th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (DPA) A suspected US air strike killed at least three people in Pakistan's north-western tribal region Monday, a day after a similar attack left seven people dead, an ... Read more...

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Suspected US drone strikes kill at least 29 in Pakistan


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (DPA) Multiple missile strikes carried out by suspected US pilotless drone aircraft killed at least 29 people in Pakistan's restive tribal region Tuesday, a Pakistani intelligence official said. Several ... Read more...

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U.S. drone strikes kill 13 suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan


January 7th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Miranshah (Pakistan), Jan 7(ANI): At least 13 militants were killed following back-to-back U.S. missile strikes on a Taliban training camp in Sumzalai, Pakistan on Wednesday.According to reports, two of the three ... Read more...

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C.I.A. playing greater quasi-military role in Afghanistan and Pakistan: NYT


January 1st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.1 (ANI): The US Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) is reported to be expanding its role in Afghanistan, and also playing a greater role in quasi-military operations elsewhere.According to the New ... Read more...

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Pak Police to pursue terrorism charges against five Americans


December 26th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York/Islamabad, Dec. 26 (ANI): Pakistani police have said they plan to pursue terrorism charges against the five American men they have apprehended, putting paid to hopes of their early return ... Read more...

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US spy plane entered Venezuela from Colombia: Chavez


December 21st, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 21 (EFE) President Hugo Chavez has claimed that a US "aircraft without a crew", coming from Colombia, entered Venezuela's air space on espionage tasks and he ordered the security forces ... Read more...

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CIA preparing to expand drone attacks inside Pak under Obama’s new strategy


December 4th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.4 (ANI): While President Obama has decided to send in more troops to Afghanistan to facilitate the 'war on terror' in that country, he is also planning to allow ... Read more...

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CIA expansion in Pak, more drone attacks, part of Obama’s revamped AFPAK plans


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.2 (ANI): While President Obama has decided to send in more troops to Afghanistan to facilitate the 'war on terror' in that country, US officials believe that problems emanating from ... Read more...

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New chief of Pakistani Taliban may be dead


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) US intelligence agencies believe the newly named leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, might have been killed in a gunfight with a rival faction weeks ... Read more...

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US drone kills Uzbek militant leader in Pakistan


September 18th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (DPA) An important leader of an Uzbek militant group that is closely associated with Al Qaeda was killed in a recent US drone attack in Pakistan's restive tribal ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban confirm Baitullah Mehsud’s death


August 25th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (DPA) Pakistani Taliban Tuesday admitted that its top leader Baitullah Mehsud had died after being injured in a missile attack carried out by a US pilotless drone aircraft ... Read more...

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Pakistan requires ‘months’ for Waziristan push, says Army


August 18th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 18(ANI): Pakistani Army has said that it would require months to prepare for a ground offensive against the Taliban in their South Waziristan stronghold on the Afghan border.Lieutenant-General Nadeem ... Read more...

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Taliban infighting could benefit both US, Pak: NYT


August 9th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.9 (ANI): An American counter-terrorism official has said that the infighting within the Taliban could provide an opportunity for both the United States and Pakistan to exploit the rivalries to ... Read more...

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Baitullah Mehsud Believed To Be Dead


August 7th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
According to reports, the Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud is supposedly killed in an air strike. The news has been confirmed by a senior Taliban commander, Kafayat Ullah today. Ullah however, refrained ... Read more...

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Close aide confirms Mehsud’s death in US missile strike


August 7th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan), Aug.7 (ANI): A close aide of Pakistan Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud confirmed on Friday that the latter has been killed in a U.S. missile strike."I confirm that ... Read more...

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Qureshi says Pak intelligence has confirmed Mehsud’s killing


August 7th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 7 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that country's intelligence sources have confirmed the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.Xinhua quoted Qureshi, as saying ... Read more...

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ISPR denies reports of Mehsud killing


August 7th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.7 (ANI): Pakistan Inter Services Intelligence Agency (ISPR) spokesman Major General Athar Abbas on Friday said the death of Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has not been confirmed.He said evidences regarding ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban chief dead, meeting on to choose successor (Third Lead)


August 7th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (DPA) Baitullah Mehsud, the chief of the Pakistani Taliban, has been killed, a close aide to the militant leader said Friday, adding that a meeting was being held ... Read more...

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US drone attack, clashes kill 10 in Pakistan (Lead)


July 17th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (DPA) A suspected US missile strike killed at least six people in northwest Pakistan while two soldiers and an equal number of Taliban extremists died in ongoing fighting ... Read more...

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